I have shot night sky at Cumbres Pass a couple of times, it is the highest point on the Cumbres & Toltec RR. At the pass there is a restored RR Station, a few other stretches, and a restored Station Manager’s home. This pass year I shot the Milky Way over the station and start trails over the Station Manager’s home.
Type of Critique Requested
- Aesthetic: Feedback on the overall visual appeal of the image, including its color, lighting, cropping, and composition.
- Conceptual: Feedback on the message and story conveyed by the image.
- Emotional: Feedback on the emotional impact and artistic value of the image.
- Technical: Feedback on the technical aspects of the image, such as exposure, color, focus and reproduction of colors and details, post-processing, and print quality.
Specific Feedback and Self-Critique
I have shot star trails mostly in 2’30" images, combining 10 to 15 images. They see to give thicker star trails than shorter duration images. Thinking of experimenting with shorter duration images over a longer period of time.
15 -2’30" images, f/2.0 ISO 6400 (correction ISO 400) stacked in StarStax . Lens 20mm f/1.8 on a full spectrum Nikon Z6 with a UV/IR Cut Hot Mirror filter. Foreground illuminated with a low power LED light on a tripod. Edited in PS, I did have to remove a number of aircraft and satellite trails in PS.